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The Phenomenology of Mind Chapter Summary & Analysis - Religion (incl) Religion in General Summary

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Religion (incl) Religion in General Summary and Analysis

The end of the previous book culminated in the "beautiful soul" as Absolute Spirit and from this state of consciousness morality has been transformed into something "built in." Absolute Spirit has developed into a functioning state of consciousness that has the indwelling conscience that so pervasively expresses itself through individual entities that each of them appears as "beautiful souls."

Now Hegel explains that at this level, Mind has the need and hopefully also the ability to transform entirely or develop into the next stage of consciousness: Absolute Spirit incarnate. However, once the Absolute is established as a fundamental principle and modus operandi, the complete spiritual being can function within the world. Morality is merely one of this entity's functions. Here Hegel stakes a claim that the Absolute is not simply Idealistic philosophy; the Absolute does not solely...

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